In Mission and the Coming of God, Tim Chester explores the theology and missiology of influential contemporary theologian Jürgen Moltmann. Chester highlights the important contributions Moltmann has made, offering a critique of Moltmann’s thoughts from an evangelical perspective. Chester’s conclusion proposes “an eschatology of the cross” and critiques the eschatologies of liberation theology and certain forms of evangelicalism.
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- Discussion of eschatology and its relation to missions
- Evangelical critiques of Jürgen Moltmann’s theological views
- Bibliographical references and indexes
Praise for the Print Edition
This is a work of major importance, engaging with crucial themes and leading Christian thinkers. A must read for all reflective evangelicals. Tim Chester’s work is always good, but this is the best yet.
—Martyn Atkins, principal, Cliff College, Calver, UK
Despite the attention of Moltmann and despite intra-evangelical debate on the nature of mission over the last three decades, the task of bringing Moltmann and evangelicalism into dialogue has remained on the table for some time. Tim Chester takes up the agenda. His combination of practical experience in mission and theological ability, equip him well for this task and the result is a study which brings academic reasoning to bear on Christian thought about eschatology and its vital connection with the missionary responsibility of the church. It rewards our careful attention.
—Stephen Williams, professor of systematic theology at Union Theological College, Belfast
- Title: Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity, and Mission in the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann and Contemporary Evangelicalism
- Author: Tim Chester
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 263
About Tim Chester
Tim Chester is part of a church-planting initiative in Sheffield. He was previously the research and policy director for Tearfund.